(I take my inspiration for this from John Scalzi)
This site is owned and operated by myself, Kevin Schofield. The views and opinions expressed on these pages are mine and mine alone, unless otherwise noted. I am not paid by anyone else to write, edit, or otherwise influence the editorial direction of this site.
In the spirit of full disclosure, you may want to know the following things about me:
- I worked for Microsoft Corporation for 26 years. I left the company in 2014. Most of that time I worked in Microsoft Research.
- From 2015 to 2021, I wrote and published SCC Insight, reporting on Seattle City Hall.
- I write a weekly column for the South Seattle Emerald called “Weekend Reads.”
- From 2011 through 2021, I was on the Board of Trustees of Harvey Mudd College.
- Since 2014 I have been on the Board of Directors of Woodland Park Zoo.
Comments are welcome on this site, as I hope to encourage better understanding and broader awareness of cooking and the needs of people who have to cook in order to feed themselves and/or their family. Comments should be thoughtful, respectful, and relevant to the topic of the post that you are commenting on.
That said, you have no right to free speech here. This is a privately-owned site, and I reserve the right to control the content that is posted here. Since I am not a government, you have no First Amendment rights here. I reserve the right to edit comments and threads. I may (and likely will) remove comments that I feel do not contribute to thoughtful, respectful, and relevant discussion of issues, including -phobic content, harassing or otherwise verbally abusive content, posts that likely violate copyright “fair use” of a third party’s property, or anything else that doesn’t meet a reasonable quality bar. I also reserve the right to block anyone from commenting who I believe is not contributing constructively to discussion on this site. If you don’t like that, I encourage you to go post your comments on some other web site that welcomes what you have to say, or to set up your own site and post whatever you like there.
A hat tip to John Scalzi for inspiring this commenting policy, and for his excellent advice on how to be a good commenter.